GDPR Latest News



Under GDPR there are six grounds to process personal data, these are equally valid. There are two of these which are relevant to direct marketing, consent or legitimate interest. Astute Marketing Services have selected legitimate interest as the legal basis for processing personal data which is most appropriate to our business.  This is because the ICO have stated that: “Using this basis for processing that is expected and has a low privacy impact may help you avoid bombarding people with…

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The Big Row 2018



Last Friday, 5 Astutians braved the stormy sea’s (well, a marquee in Bournemouth Square anyway!) to row 10,000m for The Dorset Blind Association. The team completed the challenge in 45 minutes 10 seconds and alongside the funds collected from a companywide mufti day, generated £350 for the charity. A fantastic effort from all those who took part – well done and thank you!! Nikita Reed Donald HungSimone Ippolito Chloé Piper Lewis Edgar 

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Communications & Infrastructure Team Raffle Incentive



Our Communications & Infrastructure Team are always looking to overachieve. Last month we set them an incentive to overachieve their KPIs and Targets and they worked hard to overachieve our expectations. Their reward…. A raffle to win a whole host of prizes….. well done team, great work!!

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International Women’s Day



International Women’s Day (IWD) is March 8 to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Astute are proud to recognise the vital contribution of all of the women in our business – Thank You and Happy International Women’s Day!

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Astute Charity Pool Tournament 2018



On Friday, Astutians gathered at Sharkeys Sports Bar Bournemouth for our Annual Pool Tournament. In total, 24 employees took part in the event which was held in aid of Stroke Association. After a fiercely competitive tournament, we whittled our budding pool players down to the final three –Jack Francis Peter Rutterford, Paul Woods and Darren Robertson. After a best of 3 knock-out, there could only be one winner, and this year, that winner was our MD, Paul Woods! Thank you to everyone who took part…

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Happy Hour Incentive



Every Friday Astute runs a mufti day to raise money for various charities. All of our staff can nominate any charitable cause close to their hearts. Each staff member then pays £1 to participate and Astute doubles the collection before it is donated!! Recent Friday, not only did our lead generation team take part in mufti, but we also ran a Happy Hour incentive. Who’d have thought caffeine, chocolates and liquor could be such a motivator!!

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Environmentally Friendly



At Astute we pride ourselves on being environmentally friendly so it’s great to receive confirmation that our efforts are not in vain. Not only have we saved 120kg of carbon emissions but we have also responsibly and securely disposed of our old IT equipment inline with GDPR and WEEE best practices.

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Communications & Infrastructure Team Incentive



Our Communications & Infrastructure team work hard as was evident when they smashed their targets in January! As a reward, we paid for them to play hard too and let their hair down for the night! Well done guys, here’s to another successful month overachieving targets!

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Charity Fight Night



Astute is proud to have supported two employees;Jack Francis Peter Rutterford and Connor Pearce in their Ultra White Collar Boxing events. Together they raised over £2000 for charity and to top it off, both won their respective contests – a huge congratulations from everyone at Astute!

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Astute Christmas Party



Our staff worked exceptionally hard in 2017 and so our Christmas Party was an ideal opportunity for everyone to let their hair down and celebrate. Thank you to everyone who attended and to Declan, Sonny and the team at LE CHIC – Bournemouth for their hospitality.

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